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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author believes that African Americans face powerful restrictions on their own self development as a result of ______.
(a) Socio-economical standing.
(b) Race.
(c) Gender.
(d) Religion.

2. What is one parallel that is drawn between Christian leaders and leaders of the Nation of Islam?
(a) Great wealth.
(b) Hypocrisy.
(c) Kindness.
(d) Understanding.

3. What does the author claim male guests at the dinner party do?
(a) Stare mecilessly.
(b) Speak their own thoughts and feelings.
(c) Echo Elijah Muhammad's thoughts.
(d) Sit and eat in silence.

4. Throughout section two, part one, the author establishes a sense of blame as he points the finger toward others. Which of is not included in that accusation?
(a) His father.
(b) Christianity.
(c) His mother.
(d) Social confinements.

5. According to the author, African Americans are still _______ to white American perceptions.
(a) In service.
(b) Slaves.
(c) Subject.
(d) Servants.

6. At the end of section one, there still remains the question regarding the ______ of compassion.
(a) Perception.
(b) Path.
(c) Placement.
(d) Possibility.

7. Where is the author's destination at the conclusion of the dinner party?
(a) A meeting with white friends.
(b) A church service.
(c) A card game.
(d) A political meeting.

8. What does the author use as a salvation for his sexual and sensual awakenings?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Faith.
(c) Love.
(d) Fear.

9. "Down at the cross" is a quotation from what?
(a) A poem by Rudyard Kipling.
(b) A speech from Martin Luther King.
(c) A poem by a black poet.
(d) A slave hymn.

10. According to the church, being "saved" refers to a release from ______.
(a) Being black.
(b) Guilt.
(c) Sexual desires.
(d) Sin.

11. In what terms is the African American experience expressed in throughout section two, part one?
(a) White American.
(b) Christian.
(c) African American.
(d) Objective.

12. What can compassion be used to combat?
(a) Religious oppression.
(b) Ignorance.
(c) Hate.
(d) Racial oppression.

13. In section one, the author speaks of the possibility of _____ and _____ for all African Americans.
(a) Compassion and love.
(b) Hope and freedom.
(c) Success and power.
(d) Peace and love.

14. Of what nationality is Rudyard Kipling?
(a) German.
(b) Indian.
(c) British.
(d) Belgian.

15. Which family member does the author describe as a positive, universal image?
(a) His brother.
(b) His father.
(c) His grandmother.
(d) Elijah Muhammad.

Short Answer Questions

1. __________ is believed to lead Americans to a better, more accepting society.

2. According to the author, what are black people determined to do?

3. The author examines _________ from both a personal and black cultural perspective.

4. Both pimps on the street and nuns of a Christian congregation ask this question.

5. The author claims that the "Negro Christian" experience in based upon _______.

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